ATA News 52:11

February 13, 2018


Growing Up Digital (GUD) Alberta is a 10-year, collaborative research project that examines perspectives on digital technology, health and learning.

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This...from ATA President Greg Jeffery

As our collective agreements are all set to expire on Aug. 31, we need to get back to work at the central table.

New professional practice standards announced

It’s official: Alberta now has new professional practice standards for teachers, school leaders and superintendents.

New toolkit aimed at creating respectful schools

A new online toolkit is available to help teachers and principals create respectful school learning environments through human rights education.


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Cellphone-free classes working for Fort Sask school

The Fort Saskatchewan school has had a cellphone-free classroom policy since September.

Valentine project supports women

It’s an opportunity to share some kindness with some people who are going through a hard time.

Happy Australia Day

Participants in the Alberta–Australia teacher exchange gathered to socialize and share stories about their exchange experiences.

Editorial: New standards provide opportunity to highlight teacher quality

It’s official: Alberta now has new professional practice standards for teachers, school leaders and superintendents.

Q & A: New leadership dedicated to maintaining level of excellence

What change can members expect to see now that you have taken over the role of executive secretary.

Viewpoints: It’s time to talk revenue reform

Albertans will hear significant talk about debt, deficits, belt-tightening and a plan to eventually return the province’s finances to balance.

Your Views

School leaders need more support.

From the Archives: Nobel laureate makes memorable appearance

This column will feature significant moments and individuals in the Association’s history as well as interesting artifacts or documents from the Association’s archives.

Local bargaining continues

As of the end of January, 27 local bargaining units reported that they had agreements in place, meaning 34 units are still at the table.

Meet the Alberta Party leadership candidates

The Alberta Party will choose a new leader via a preferential online vote from Feb. 25 to 27.

Education association seeks new members

With many of the chapter’s members now retired, membership has been slipping, so the executive is trying to attract new members.

Pitfalls and precautions: Fraudulent submissions costly for teacher

Pitfalls and Precautions is a series that aims to educate teachers on professional conduct issues.

Notices and Events

A collection of notices and events.

Stories and photos wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons.